Part 4
Chapter 2—Of Redemption

Section 2—Barnabas. A.D. 70.

Barnabas was a Levite, of the country of Cyprus (Acts 4:36), and a companion of the apostle Paul; there is an epistle extant which goes under his name, and is thought to have been written after the destruction of the temple at Jerusalem, and about A. D. 70,[1] in which he not only says,[2] "that the Son of God being Lord, and who also shall judge the quick and the dead, epathen ina e plege autou zoopoiete emas,suffered that by his stripes he might quicken us;" that he could not suffer ei me dis emas, "but for us;" and that he offered the vessels of the Spirit a sacrifice, uper ton emereron amartion,"for our sins,"but also introduces Christ[3] thus speaking of his sufferings, "I see that I shall thus offer my flesh, uper amartion tou laou tou kainou,for the sins of the new people; meaning a special and peculiar people that should be taken out from among the Gentiles under the New Testament dispensation, called a new people, to distinguish them from God's ancient people the Jews.


[1] Vide Fabricii Bibl. Graec. 1.4, e. 5. p. 173.

[2] Part 1, s. 6, p. 223.

[3] Ibid..p. 224.